Nipple stimulation can be done successfully and uterine hyper stimulation may be avoided by following this protocol from Maternity Nursing: Family, Newborn, and Women's Health Care by Reeder, Martin and Koniak-Griffin:
* roll nipples between thumb and forefingers for 2 minutes
* rest for 3 minutes
* repeat rolling/resting for 20 minutes*
*increase rolling to 3 minutes and decrease resting to 2 minutes for 20 minutes if inadequate contractions occur after initial 20 mins.
Leah Sattler wrote:
I have never had a doctor that didn't do something that made me lose almost all respect for them.
seriously? he didn't find it neccessary to discuss this with me? did he just assume he would be able to manipulate me into doing it?